Cancer treat­ment de­lays

Rochdale Observer - - NOSTALGIA -

ONE in five cancer pa­tients in Rochdale, Hey­wood and Mid­dle­ton waited two months or more to start treat­ment fol­low­ing a re­fer­ral from their GP.

Be­tween Oc­to­ber 2017 and Septem­ber 2018, 593 cancer pa­tients were ur­gently re­ferred to hospi­tal by their GP, but 119 did not start their treat­ment within 62 days, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est NHS fig­ures.

NHS Eng­land said the NHS is treat­ing more pa­tients than ever be­fore due to greater aware­ness.

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